Child Care

We humbly suggest:

  • Children thrive best in healthy and stable families.
  • Child care is the care of the child, no matter who provides that care.
  • Public policy on childcare should
    • place the child’s wellbeing first,
    • recognize that children and families have diverse needs and situations, and
    • be equitable and flexible to accommodate the various childcare options that families may choose to meet their needs.

Supporting Research

Look Before You Leap: The Real Costs and Complexities of National Daycare
Andrea Mrozek, Peter Jon Mitchell, Brian Dijkema
May 6, 2021
The federal budget of 2021 offers national daycare at a cost of $30 billion over five years, with an annual cost of $9.2 billion after that. This sounds like a lot of funding, but is it enough? This research report offers a detailed assessment of the real cost of national daycare and the amounts that provincial governments will realistically be responsible for contributing once the federal funding is spent.
A Positive Vision for Child Care Policy Across Canada
January 21, 2019
Avoiding the social and economic pitfalls of "universal" child care.
Exit Covid: What have we learned, and where should Canada be focusing post-pandemic?
Robert Joustra
June 22, 2021
Imagine Canada like a car: we’ve just had the rare experience of smashing our economy, culture, and society into a brick wall at high speed—whether through the disease itself or our response to it. And like crash-test engineers, we now have to perform the analysis. What did we learn? How did we fare? What performed better than expected, and what worse? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?

Explorations

Exit COVID: Toward What Matters Most (Two Night Virtual Event)
June 22, 2021
Join us as we Exit COVID: Toward what matters most.
COVID Hope From Healthy Families
Convivium
Winnie Lui, Todd Martin
November 13, 2020
Winnie Lui reports on research by Trinity Western sociologist Todd Martin revealing that around the world even the hardships of the pandemic have become sources of family strength.
What’s Wrong With Canada’s Child Care Picture?
Convivium
Peter Stockland, Peter Jon Mitchell
September 17, 2019
Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of Cardus Family, details a new report showing how federal and provincial child care policies distort the way Canadians care for their kids.

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